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AUDITORS' REPORT ^ 



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OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



FOK THK 



YEAR ENDING FEB. 16, 1866. 



L-AWBENCF. MASS: 
PRINTED BY GEO. S. MERRILL & CO.— AMERICAN OFFICE. 

1866. 



THE 



AUDITORS' HEPORT 



OF 



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OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOVER, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING FEB. 16, 1866. 



lawhence, mass.- 

PRINTED BY GEO. S. MERRILL & CO.-AMERICAN OFFICE, 
1866. 



REPORT. 



. SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT, 



SCHOOLS, 



DISTRICTS. 




186 


5. 




1866. 1 
Feb. 16. 


Feb. 20. 


Appropri- 








Cr. 


ation. 


Credit. 


Paid. 


Cr. 


Centre South, - 


$243 55 


$665 00 


$908 55 


$650 96 


$257 59 


Phillips. - - - 


182 17 


350 00 


532 17 


392 71 


139 46 


Villag-e, - - - 


177 91 


555 00 


732 91 


503 36 


220 .55 


Ballard Vale, - 


1 91 


598 00 


599 91 


360 00 


239 91 


Scotland, - - - 


107 96 


250 00 


357 96 


205 75 


152 21 


Holt, - - - - 


116 48 


245 00 


361 48 


247 73 


113 75 


Centre West, - - 


119 79 


275 00 


394 79 


250 28 


144 51 


Frye, - - - - 


154 07 


444 00 


598 07 


434 75 


163 32 


North, - - - - 


76 16 


170 00 


246 16 


172 70 


73 46 


Abbott, - - - 


78 34 


183 00 


261 34 


]88 75 


72 59 


Bailey. 


89 38 


245 00 


334 38 


192 00 


142 38 


Osgood, - - - 


80 25 


220 00 


306 25 


222 00 


^84 25 


$1433 97 


$4200 00 


$5633 97 


$3820 99 


$1812 98 



Whole amount due the Districts, 

Orders paid to February 16, 1866, $3,820.99 

Balance due Districts. February 16, 1860, 1,812.98 



$5,633 97 
5,033 97 



SCHOOL-HOUSES. 



DISTRICTS. 






1865. 


1 1866. 1 


Febi 
Dr. 


•uary 20. 
Cr. 


Tax. 


Credit. 


Paid. 


February 16. 
Dr. Cr. 




$ 


$ 


$ i $ 


$ 




$ 


Centre South, - 
















Phillips, - - 




10 84 




10 84 


10 84 






Villao-e,- - - 




4 67 




4 67 






4 67 


Ballard Vale. - 




1032 41 


1126 69 


2159 10 


1501 86 




657 24 


Scotland, - - 




16 61 




16 61 


9 06 




7 55 


Holt.- - - - 




2 44 




2 44 


2 44 






Centre West, - 






103 36 


103 36 


54 36 




49 .00 


Frye, - - - 




2 76 




2 76 






2 76 


Xorth, - - - 




2 17 




2 17 






2 17 


Abbott, - - - 
















Bailey, - - - 




70 




70 






70 


Osgood, - - 




26 




26 






26 




1072 86 


1230 05 


2302 91 


1578 56 




724 35 



Balance due School Districts, 



$724 35 



APPROPRIATION FOR PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL. 

Moses Foster, for Trustees, $500 00 

Schools, $3,820 99 

School Houses, 1,578 56 



$5,399 55 



SERVICES OF OFFICERS. 

E. H. Barnard, pohce, 

A. J. Dearborn, " 
J. W. Dearborn, " 

B. B. Babbitt, School Committee, 
S. H. Boutwell, " 
H. S. Greene, *' " 
R. Callahan, police, 
E. F. Holt, *' 

Wm. S. Jenkins, Selectman, Overseer and Assessor 
J. B. ^Abbott, " '' " " 

Hermon Phelps, '' " " « 

E. Taylor, returning births, marriages and deaths. 

Amount carried forward, 



$4 00 


4 


00 


11 


05 


70 


00 


55 


00 


50 


00 


9 


40 


4 


00 


r, 225 


00 


200 


00 


225 


00 


49 


20 



$906 65 



Amount brought forward, 
E. Taylor, collecting Taxes, 

E. Taylor, Treasurer, 

F. P. Brill, police. 



$906 


65 


38T 


77 


50 


00 


7 


90 



$1,352 S2 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Wm. P. Millett, express, 

Abbott & Holt, for supplies fbr engine, 

3 . W. Dearborn, on account of fire in the woods 

at Ballard Vale, 
John Cornell, for horse to draw engine, &c., 
J. C. Morse, for care of engine, &c., 
Remittance of Taxes of Engine Company, 
For labor of Engine Company, 
T. A. Holt & Co., supplies for engine,* 
William Barnett, " " " 



MILITARY DEPARTMENT. 

Paid by Selectmen, State Aid, 
" Benjamin Boynton for recruits, 
" W. F. Draper 
*' State Treasurer, 
" Benjamin Boynton for recruiting. 



LIQUOR DEPARTMENT. 



$2.50 


9 


99 


7 


88 


11 


00 


17 


15 


54 


00 


204 


75 


5 


12 


3 


22 



$315 61 



$6,103 50 


500 


00 


125 


00 


400 


00 


25 


00 



$7,153 50 



E. F. Porter, for liquor, $2,395 96 

H. W. Abbott, Agent, 175 00 

Freight bills, &c., 50 66 

U. S. Liquor License, 25 00 

$2,646 62 



6 

HIGHWAYS AND BEIDGES. 
OYER-WOEK. 



istrict No. 2, 






28, 






17, 






19, 






12, 






11, 






22, 



$18 


81 


7 


26 


10 


25 


12 


43 


5 


00 


2 


00 


5 


10 



$60 85 
SPECIAL APPEOPEIATIOXS FOR EOADS AND BEIDGES. 



District No 


.27, 




'28, 




22, 




n, 




13, 




20, 




16, 




18, 


Ballard Vale Bridse, 


Marland 


(i 



$207 


93 


187 


00 


21 


00 


11 


35 


77 


87 


21 


50 


. 37 


12 


6 


50 


21 


40 


3 


00 



$594 67 
HIGHWAY TAXES AVOEIvED AND EEASSESSED. 



istri( 


:t No, 


. 1, 






2, 






8, 






4, 






5, 






6, 












9, 






10, 






11, 



$178 


23 


78 


29 


99 


35 


37 


45 


8 


87 


22 


05 


9 48 


28 


91 


9 


85 


5 


49 



Amount carried forward, $477 97 



Amount brought forward j 


District No. 12, 


(t (C 


13, 


(C (f 


14, 


it « 


15, 


te (( 


16, 


a (( 


17, 


iC ({ 


18, 


(( (( 


19, 


({ (( 


20, 


it (( 


21, 


ee it 


23, 


a << 


23, 


({ (( 


24, 


(( (( 


25, 


(( (( 


26, 


(( (( 


27, 


(C a 


28, 



$477 97 
157 28 
51 24 
34 38 
32 79 
17 83 
42 70 
19 37 
37 60 

36 30 
28 00 

37 22 
315 76 

27 59 
55 74 
232 72 
76 01 
60 27 





$1,740 72 


ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 




Edward Taylor, 1865, 


$153 35 


EEMITTANCE OF TAXES. 




Edward Taylor, 1864, 
1865, 


$91 44 
566 96 



$658 40 



EXPENSES OF EEMOVIXG SNOW. 



ist. No. 7. 


George F. Mason, 


« 25. 


C. C. Blunt, 


" 27. 


C. 0. Cummings, 


" 18. 


Joshua Phelps, 


*^ 19. 


Alfred Hardy, 


" 22. 


George F. Baker, 


" 17. 


Henry Hardy, 



Amount carried forward, 



$5 50 


11 


33 


2 


72 


3 


23 


12 


21 


5 


78 


4 


25 



$45 OJ 



Amount hrought forward^ 


ist. N 


0. 6. 


Jonas Holt, 




20. 


N. C. Abbott, 




16. 


P. B. Follansbee 




21. 


William Merrill, 




13. 


Aaron S. Clark, 




10. 


Nicholas Howe, 




5. 


J. B, Abbott, 




28. 


Caleb Abbott, 




24. 


George Boutwell, 




14. 


E. F. Holt, 




23. 


David Poland, 




3. 


Sylvester Abbott, 



$45 02 
5 91 



14 


00 


6 


12 


21 


00 


11 


00 


6 


60 


4 


84 


3 


02 


7 


00 


5 


b^ 


5 


00 


2 


00 



$137 07 



MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

John Kinney, damage to earthen ware, 

N. Whittier, use of derrick, 

Horace Wilson, labor on post-office, 

Wm. P. Millett, express, 

E. H. Barnard, labor on Town House, 

S. Raymond, postage, 

Jonas Holt, distributing envelopes, 

Wm. Chickering, labor on Armory, 

E. Tarbell, lamp for Town House, 

D. Howarth, telegraphing, 

J. C. Eagan, repairing reservoir, 

E. H. Barnard, labor on Armory, 
George Brown, books, 
Hermon Phelps, for lumber, 

Samuel Davis, land damage for highway, 

E. P. Winslow, for road-scraper, 

W. S. Jenkins, for books, 

P. P. Brill, for hand-cuifs and badges, 

John R. Loring, labor on Town House, 

Amount carried forward, 



$50 00 


11 


00 


10 


18 


3 


25 




75 


4 


00 


1 


50 


132 


67 


11 


25 


4 


18 


5 


25 


41 


52 


7 


00 


108 


10 


7 


37 


30 


00 


10 


69 


2 


25 


7 


74 



$448 70 



9 

Amount brought forward, $448 70 

S. D. Abbott, land damages for widening high- • 

way, 
Town of North Reading, schooling, 
A. C. Chadwick, insurance on Town House, 
R. F. Caldwell, wood for " " 

Robert Callahan, Janitor at " " 
Dodge & Beard, supplies for " " 
Thomas Smith, distributing envelopes, 
Joshua Chandler, damages to wagon, 
T. E. Mayberry & Co., coal for Town House, 
Timothy Abbott, wood " " " 

R. M. Abbott labor on " " 

T. Groom & Co., books, 
A. C. ChadwicK, insurance on Town House, 
W. F. Draper, printing and school books. 
Dodge (^ Beard, supplies for Town House, 
Beard & Co., " " " " 

William Barnett, " " " " 
W. S. Jenkins, repairs on ." " 

a a a a a reservoir, 

D. Howarth, books and stationery, 
R. Callahan, paid for labor at Town House, 

" " for warning meetings, 

" " for returning deaths, 
Robert Smith, sawing wood for Town House, 
Asa A. Abbott, for surveying roads, 
Wm. H. Kimball, M. D., for returning births, 
J. H. Cochrane, for blacksmithing, 
Hermon Phelps, returning deaths, 
R. M. Abbott, painting at Town House, 
M. C. Murray, returning births, 
Andrew Thompson, returning deaths, 
James Walch, " " 

S. Tracy, M. D., '^ births, 

E. Taylor, raih'oad fares, 
"VV. L. T. Towne, dinners for Selectmen and 

Checkers, 
E. P. Higgins, for services at hay-scales, 

$1,237 27 



$23 59 


19 


13 


40 


00 


11 


94 


129 


50 


19 


70 


1 


50 


10 


00 


35 


00 


7 


00 


2 


00 


5 


00 


80 


00 


219 


64 


26 


62 


9 


00 


11 


00 


4 


00 


1 


58 


37 


06 


16 


70 


9 00 


5 


20 


4 50 


6 00 


7 


25 


5 


26 


2 20 


1 


00 


2 


00 


1 


20 


2 50 


2 50 


4 50 


5 50 


20 00 



10 

SUMMARY. 



Punchard Free School, 


$500 00 


Military, 
Liquor Agency, 
Fii'e Department, 
Services of Officers, 


7,153 50 

2,646 62 

315 61 

1,352 32 


Highways and Bridges — Over- work, 
Removing Snow, 


60 85 
137 07 


Special Appropriations for Roads and Bridges, 
Highway Taxes Worked and Reassessed, 
Abatement of Taxes, 


594 67 

1,740 72 

153 35 


Remittance of Taxes, 


658 40 


Miscellaneous Expenses, 


1,237 27 




$16,550 38 



11 
OYERSEERS' ACCOUNT. 



RELIEF OUT OF THE ALMS-HOUSE. 

Joseph V. Allen, $19 50 

Mary A. Goodwin, 10 00 

Ann E. Bean, 72 00 

Serena Abbott, 29 25 

Phebe A. Johnson, 39 00 

Phebe A. Palmer, 43 39 

Mary J. Abbott, 9 50 

Elbridge G. Wardwell, 14 06 

Ann Jones, 39 00 

Mrs. Farrington and family, 70 25 

Samuel A. Goldsmith, 34 45 

Dorcas B. Chandler, 26 00 

Mrs. Richard GafFany, 14 22 

M. Ashworth, 3 00 

Patrick McEnroe, 16 00 

Mrs. Wiley, 8 50 

Judith Wardwell, 3 00 

Mrs. David Goodwin, 1 00 

Mrs. George Goodhue, ^ 16 50 

Mrs. Josiah Mason, 6 00 

Stephen Abbott, 8 82 

Mrs. Benjamin Cameron, 10 00 

Mrs. James Nichols, 11 78 

Louisa Grant, 19 50 

Daniel Mears, Jr., 2 10 

Mrs. T. C. Mason, 33 56 



$560 38 



PAID TO CITIES AND TOWNS. 

State Lunatic Hospital, Lydia B. Frye $177 53 

Wilmington, Charles B. Abbott, 12 00 



Ajaount carried forward^ $189 53 



u 



Amount hrought forward, 
Ipswich, Frances Holt, 
North Andover, TryphericvBeverly, 

Mrs. Wm'; Kimball, 
North Reading, Nancy Traverse, 
Groveland, Abraham Foster, 



$189 


53 


76 


50 


12 


78 


27 


74 


10 


00 


14 


50 



$331 05 



DUE FROM CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Newburyport, Rebecca Merrill, 
Salem, Thomas C. Clement, 
Haverhill, Mrs. Sarah Pecker, 
North Andover, James Nichols, 



COMMITMENTS. 



By J. W. Dearborn, 
" Henry Dane, 
« Arthur N. Bean, 
" George F. Baker, 



HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 



$39 00 


17 


00 


10 


00 


11 


78 



$77 78 



$4 00 


4 


00 


6 


50 


2 


00 



$16 50 



Stephen G. Holt, board, $8 57 

Carlton Parker, board, / 8 42 



$16 99 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Morrill, printing Overseers' orders, $5 00 

Robert Callahan, for burial of Daniel Doland, 5 00 



Amount carried forwardy $10 00 



13 



Amount brought forward, 
John Tuck, labor at Alms-house, 
Charles C. Holt, 

Richard M. Abbott, labor at Alms-house, 
Herman Abbott, coffin for man found in the woods, 



$10 


00 


19 


25 


12 


80 


5 


70 


2 


50 



ALMS-HOUSE EXPENSES. 



$50 25 



Charles O. Cummings, salary, $325 00 

Abbott & Holt, supplies, 67 54 

T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 626 66 

M. Nelson & Son, supplies, 67 22 

William P. Foster, cow, 60 00 

Rufus F. Caldwell, cow, 60 00 

George A. Nelson, 493 16 

W. H. Kimball, medical attendance, 16 00 

J. H. Rea, meat, 25 61 

Dodge & Beard, supplies, 340 34 

L. Fisher, black smithing, * 49 89 

John H. Flint, meat, 374 70 

David Jameson, meat, 157. 77 

M. A. Bailey, horse, 225 00 

H. P. Beard & Co., 210 49 

John T. Shattuck, boots and shoes, 52 18 

John B. Abbott, cow, 50 00 

Amos Buxton, labor, 176 00 

George M. Winslow & Co., coal, 110 00 

B. F. Holt, ice, 15 00 

Hermon Abbott, supplies, 9 25 

" " coffin for Abraham Foster, 6 50 

" " coffin for O. Berry, 6 50 

Robert Callahan, for burial of 0. Berry, 5 00 

P. M. Jefferson, supplies, 111 73 

William B. Cochran, blacksmithing, 12 58 

J. W. Barnard, boots and shoes, 26 27 

William Barnett, repairs, 69 72 

David Howarth, medical supplies, 26 85 

$3,776 96 



14 



. SUMMARY OF OVERSEERS' 


ORDERS. 


Relief out of the Alms-house, 


$560 38 


Paid to Cities and Towns, 


331 05 


Due from Cities and Towns, 


77 78 


Commitments, 


16 50 


House of Correction, 


16 99 


Incidental Expenses, 


50 25 


Expenses of Alms-house, 


2,776 96 



$4,829 91 



15 

SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT. 







Dr. 




To balance from last account. 


$84 15 


To cash, for milk. 


15 57 


(( (( 


it 


lard, 


7 60 


(( (( 


tt 


pigs. 


40 50 


t( t( 


tt 


hide and tallow. 


33 30 


t( it 


tt 


oxen, 


256 36 


(( a 


tt 


hay. 


3 48 


(( (( 


tt 


labor. 


257 16 


(( (( 


tt 


cart spire, 


1 25 


(t i( 


tt 


gate post. 


1 22 


<t (( 


it 


lodging prisoners. 


2 00 


i( a 


it 


premium on bull. 


5 00 


tC (( 


tt 


" on ploughing, 


6 40 


(t (( 


tt 


calves, 


36 30 


(( (( 




beans and vegetables, 


66 57 


(C (( 




clay and gravel. 


7 60 


(t a 




services of bull, 


43 25 




$867 96 






Cr. 




By cash 


paid for fresh fish. 


$58 44 


n a 




*^ grinding corn. 


8 86 


(( ts 




" toll to Lawrence, 


1 02 


(( tt 




" freight on coal. 


16 00 


<( <( 




" hair, lime and mortar, 


2 75 


ee ic 




" drag plank. 


2 00 


(( tt 




" shote, 


27 50 


tt it 




Wm. Poor, repairs. 


30 10 


tt It 




" rope. 


11 75 


tt tt 




" cow,. 


75 00 


tt tt 




" oxen. 


225 00 


tt tt 




L. A. Gilcrease, labor. 


104 00 


it tt 




A. Lilly, 


1 50 


tt tt 




Wm. H. Rea, 


1 50 



Amount carried forward, $565 4^ 



16 





Amount hrought forward , 


$565 42 


By 


cash 


paid 


. E. C. Upton, mason work, 
Amos Buxton, labor, 


1 50 
17 00 








expense to Ipswich, 
John Cornell, 


25 
1 00 


i( 






for 


crackers, 


21 00 


i( 






i( 


tools and hardware. 


20 66 


a 






it 


rosin. 


30 


a 






i( 


alcohol and medicine, 


11 13 


a 






(( 


clothing, 


25 47 


ii 






iC 


garden seeds, 


3 93 


a 






6( 


figs. 


47 










E. Hussey, washing, 

E. Hussey, sawing lumber, 


13 50 
50 


it 
it 






(( 


repaii'ing harnesses, 
Charles A. Say ward. 
School books. 


5 12 
3 00 

3 83 


a 






It 


twine. 


1 42 


a 






(( 


beans, 


88 


a 






i( 


pick handles. 


90 


a 






ts 


linseed oil, 


41 


Balance due the Town, 


170 27 



$867 96 

C. 0. CUMMINGS, Sl;PEKINTEIsDENT. 



ALMS-HOUSE. 

Whole number of Paupers in the Almsyhouse 

during the year, 48 

Whole number weeks board, 1681 

" " foreign paupers entertained, 157 

" " weeks board, 45 
" *^ prisoners held in custody awaiting trial, 3 1 

" " weeks board of prisoners, 9 

re]maini:n^g in alms-house. 

Over eighty years of age, 2 

Between seventy and eighty, 7 

Number carried forward, 9 



n 

Number brought forward, 9 

" sixty and seventy, 

" fifty and sixty, 5 

" forty and fifty, 3 

" thirty and forty, S 

" twenty and thirty, 2 

" ten and twenty, 6 

" one and ten 10 

is 

DEATHS IN THE ALMS-HOUSE DUEIXG THE YEAE. 

Osgood Berry, aged T3 years. 
Abraham Foster, aged 81 years. 

. INVENTORY OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. 

Twenty-three straw and twenty feather beds, 
Thu'ty-five pillows and eighteen bolsters, 
Twenty-one quilts and thii'ty-three comforters, 
Sixty-two sheets and thirty-four pillow-cases, 
Magee stove, 10.00 ; seven air-tight stoves, 37.00, 
Two cylinder stoves, 15.50 ; two clocks, 2.50, 
Clothes horses, tin ware, tin boiler, tea-pot. 
Twenty-one chambers, 2 syringes, 2 sieves, shade. 
Dinner bells, three sad and one coal iron, one brush. 
Ice chest, two demijohns, bread trough. 
Writing desk, 8 tables, 12 pails, nest boxes, 
Fifty-five chairs, one churn, lantern, 
Meal-chest and meal, book-case, five brooms, 
Fu'kins and butter-tubs, two moulding boards,* 
Crockery- ware, four earthen dishes, five glass lamps. 
Dining set and tumblers, eight japan lamps,. 
Table and tea-spoons, knives and forks, 
Tw^o chopping knives, five butcher-knives. 
Carving knife and fork, apple-parer, oil cans, 
Brass and porcelain kettles, valise and carpet-bag, 
Six bake-pans and forty-four milk-pans, office chair. 
Sick chaii-, nine long benches, covered table, 
Cider tunnel, rocking chair, nurse-lamp, 
Cook-stove, kerosene lamps. 
Fifty-six mounted Town maps, 
One hundred and seventy-two unmounted, 

o $421 25 



$50 00 


13 


00 


44 


00 


34 


00 


47 


00 


18 


00 


14 


00 


9 


25 


, 3 


00 


6 


40 


10 


50 


13 


00 


8 


50 


15 


00 


8 


80 


9 


25 


3 


45 


1 


75 


2 


50 


4 


00 


12 


50 


19 


50 


2 


15 


40 


50 


14 


00 


17 


20 



18 



FARM IMPLEMENTS. 

Eight scythes and snaths, 8,00 ; set measures, 50c. $8 50 

Two flails and 1 pair ox ties, 1.50; horse-rake, 24.00, 25 50 

Five hand-rakes, 1.25; 8 hay-forks, 4.00, 5 25 

Two sickles, 50c. ; two corn-cutters, 75c., 1 25 

Horse pitchfork, 16.00; 2 grain chests, 10.00, 26 00 

Hay-cutter, 2.50; blocks and ropes, 17.00, 19 50 

Four ladders, 5.00; 2 ox yokes, 10.00 ; 6 hoes, 3.00, 18 00 

Feed trough, 2.50; 6 shovels and spades, 4.00, 6 §0 

Three manure forks and 1 hook, 7.00 ; cultivator, $10, 17 00 

Three iron bars, 3.00; 5 draft and 5 stake chains, $15, 18 00 

Three whiflletrees and chains, 2.00 ; 6 hoes, 3.00, 5 00 

Two grub-hoes, 50c.; 2 garden rakes, 1.25, 1 75 

Five ploughs and lot of dilapidated ploughs, 35 00 

Ox-scraper, 3.00; 2 harrows, 20.00; -steelyards, 2.00, 25 00 

Two pickaxes and 1 stone-hammer, 3 00 

Two peat knives and four spread forks, 4 00 

Stone drag and spire, 7.00; 1 scald tub, 75c., 7 75 

Grain cradle, 2.50 ; 5 baskets, 2.00, 4 50 

Two pair oxmuzzles, 50c.; 2 ox-carts, 40.00, 40 50 

Ox-wagon, 45.00; ox-sled, pung and sleigh, 15.00, 60 00 

Snow scraper, 1.50; wagon harness, 15.00, 16 50 

Hay wagon, 22.00; work harness, 7.00, 29 00 

Horse blanket, 1.50; buffalo robe, 5.00, 6 50 

Carpenter tools, 3.00; wrench and blasting tools, $2, 5 00 

Grindstone, 8.00; beetle and wedges, 2.00, 10 00 

Four axes, 2.00; vice, 4.00; wheel-barrow, 4.00, 10 00 

Three wood-saws, 2.25; 1 hand rake, 1.00, 3 25 

Eleven meal bags, 4.00; 59 flour barrels, 7.25, 11 25 

Winnowing mill, 2.00; lot of bricks, 50c., 2 50 

Stone wagon, 20.00 ; old iron, 2.00, 22 00 



$438 00 



PROVISIONS. 



Three and a half barrels flour, 45.50; crackers 2.75, $48 25 

Eighty pounds butter, 36.00; 200 lbs. lard, 44.00, 80 00 
Ten lbs. candles, 1.75; 5 gals, oil, 5.40; 4 gallons 

molasses^ 3.20, 10 35 



Amount carried forward, $138 60 



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Amount brought forward, $138 60 
Tea, 48.50; saleratus 45c.; coflfee, 8.50 ; shells, 2.40, 59 85 
Fourteen lbs. sugar, 2.38; 5 barrels vinegar, 25.00, 27 38 
Seven lbs. tobacco, 7.00; snuff, 1.50; 1-2 bbl. pick- 
les, 4.00, 12 50 
Bushel and a-half of salt, 1.50; boiled cider, 3.00, 4 50 
Ninety-one lbs. hard soap, 31.85; soft soap, 13.50, 44 85 
Eight cider barrels, 6.00; 9 meat barrels, 4.50, 10 50 
Beef, 27.00; bridge plank, 108.00, 135 00 



$433 18 



FARM PRODUCE. 

Thirty bush's, corn, 30,00; 14 bush's barley, 17.50, $47 50 

Six bushels wheat, 12.00; six bushels rye, 7.50, 19 50 
Two bushels oats, 1.20; shorts, 6.12 ; meadow hay, 

20 00, 27 32 

Eleven tons English hay, 242.00; 6 cart spires, 6.00, 248 00 

Seeds and seed corn, 6.00; manure, 200.00, 206 00 

Six gate-posts, 3.00; six cart-axles, $5; lumber $20, 28 00 

Six posts, 2.00; oat straw, 5.00 ; 16 hams, 33.20, 40 20 

Three and a half barrels pork, 122.50; meal, 6.00, 128 50 

Three bush, barley meal, 3.75; 10 bush, cob meal, 7.50 11 25 
Two hundred bushels potatoes, 150.00; 35 bushels 

beets, 17.50, 167 50 

Thirty-five bush, carrots, 17.50; 8 bush, beans, $20, 37 50 

Half ton squashes, 40.00 ; 6 bushels onions, 4.80, 44 80 



$1,006 07 
FARM STOCK. 

One horse, 140.00 ; 2 yoke oxen, 450.00 $590 00 

Six cows, 330.00; 1 bull, 40.00; yearling, 12.00, 382 00 
Seven swine, 194.25; 26 fowls, 13.00, 207 25 



$1,179 25 



FUEL. 

Thirty-seven cords hard-pine wood, $176 50 

Four cords dry pine, sawed, $26; 3 cords peat, $15, 41 00 

Nine tons coal, 144 00 

$361 50 



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CLOTHS AND CLOTHING. 

Boots, 9.22; socks, 1.50; 25 yds. calico, 5.75; brt- 

ting, 35c., $16 82 

Five and a quarter yds. cloth, 5.25; 9 skeinsyarn, 2.25, 7 50 

Five yards gingham, 6.25 ; 4 yds. cotton cloth, 1.12, 7 37 

Four fans, 24c.; curtains, 2.50 ; suspenders, 50c., 3 24 

Shawl, 8.00; hood, 1.50; table covers, 3.00, 12 50 

Eollers, crash, and towels, 15.00 ; mittens, 20c., 15 20 

Keady-made clothing, 25.00 ; thread, 2.00, 27 00 



SUMMARY. 

Inventory of household furniture, 







farming implements, 






provisions. 






farm produce. 






stock. 






fuel. 






cloths and clothing. 



$89 63 


$421 25 


438 


00 


433 


18 


1,006 


07 


1,179 


25 


361 


50 


89 


63 



$3,928 88 



la justice to the Superintendent and Ms very efficient lady, the 
Auditors feel constrained to say that this Department of the Town 
affairs has been conducted with much judgment and skill. Indeed, it 
requires both skill, judgment and tact^ so to manage a house of such 
large dimensions, with such a meagre amount of dilapidated furni- 
ture, and uncouth looking walls, as to make it appear as respectable 
and neat as it was found to be on the day of our visit. 



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LIQUOR AGENCY. 

Town ofAndover in account with H. W.Ahhott, Town Agent. 

Dr. 
To cash paid Town Treasurer for liquors sold, $2,834 68 

i( a a (c (( (( (( (( 28 25 

Stock of liquors, &c., on hand Feb. 14, 1866, 349 54 
due for casks sold, 8 75 

cash on hand, 38 24 



$3,249 46 



Cr. 

By stock of liquors on hand February 15, 1865, $438 31 

By cash on hand February 15, 1865, 37 37 

By cash rec'd of Treasurer to pay bills of liquors, 2,395 96 

By cash rec'd of Treasurer to pay bills of liquors, 18 25 

By cash rec'd of Treas'r to pay bills of freight, ^c, 22 16 
By cash rec'd of Treasurer to pay for U. S. license 

one year, 25 00 

Agent's salary one year, 175 00 

Net profit, ' 137 41 



$3,249 46 



MEMORANDUM OF ASSESSMENTS 

State Tax, 
County Tax, 
Bounty money. 
Current expenses. 
District Schools, 
Punchard Free School, 
High-way, reassessed, 
Ballard Vale District, 
Centre District, "West Parish, 
Additional taxes, 
0\rer-lay, 



Corporation Tax from State Treasurer, 



$13,395 00 


2,992 


15 


12,454 


00 


15,000 00 


4,000 


00 


500 


00 


1,725 


59 


1,119 


48 


103 


36 


297 


76 


621 


61 


$52,208 95 


5,606 


79 



82 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 



Town of Andover in account current with Edward Taylor, 

Treasurer, 



Dr. 




To paid State Tax, 1865, 


$13,395 00 


'^ " County Tax " 


2,992 15 


" *^ Andover National Bank, hired. 


3,500 00 


'' " '^ '' " interest, 


33 00 


" " on account of Town debt. 


30,345 00 


" " interest on Town debt. 


2,838 12 


*' " for Post Office stamps. 


3 75 


" " discount on taxes at 6 percent, $2,427 68 


5 2,572 72 


" '• «' " " at 4 per cent, 14504 


^^ " Selectmen's orders, current expenses. 


16,550 38 


*^ " Selectmen's orders, schools. 


3,820 99 


" *f Selectmen's orders, school-houses, 


1,578 56 


<' " Overseers of the Poor, orders^ 


4,829 91 


" " Selectmen and Auditors, 


27 00 


To balance of taxes unpaid. 


1,143 11 


To cash in hand to balance. 


7,897 12 




$91,526 81 


Cr. 




By Mance of taxes unpaid February 20, 1865, 


$560 42 


By cash on hand February 20, 1865, 


4,101 14 


By additional taxes, 1864, 


37 85 


By cash from North Andover, pauper account. 


5 76 


" " Salem, " " 


35 00 


" " Newburyport, " " 


35 75 


" " North Reading, " " 


17 33 


" " sale of old house. 


200 00 


" ^^ sale of old boiler, 


4 00 


" *' discount on County Tax, 


32 42 



Amount carried forward, $5,029 Q% 



Amount brought forward, $5,029 66 

By cash for rent of Town House, 38T 00 

" « Liquor Agent, 2,852 93 

« " Hay Scale fees, , 52 97 

« " Andover National Bank, hired, 3,500 00 

« " sundry individuals, hired, 8,900 00 

*' " State Treasurer, school fund, 230 01 

" " " bal. corporation tax, 18^4, 2150 

" 1865, 5,606 79 

« " " " 1863, 537 00 

'' State aid, 1864, 12,200 00 

Assessors' warrant for tax list, 1865, 52,208 95 



E.E. $91,526 81 

EDWARD TAYLOR, Treasurer. 
Andover, February 16, 1866. 



Notes Payable Account, 



Dk. Ck. 

1865. 

Feb. 20, To balance due this date, $48,450 00 By paid during the year, $30,345 00 

«' hired during the year, 8,900 00 " balanc(? February 16, 1866, 27,005 00 



$57,350 00 $57,350 00 

1866. 
Feb. IC, Balance of notes due by 

the Town, $27,005 00 

E.E. 

EDWARD TAYLOR, Treasurer. 
AXDOVER, February 16, 1866. 



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LIABILITIES, 



Notes payable, $27,005 00 

Due Schools, 1,812 78 

Due School-houses, » 724 35 

Due interest not called for, 294 00 



• 




$29,836 13 


ASSETS. 






Cash on hand, 


$7,897 


12 


Taxes unpaid. 


1,143 


11 


Cash in Superintendent's hands, 


170 


27 


Cash in Liquor Agency, 


396 


53 


Due from Towns, 


77 


78 


Due for State aid to soldiers' familiej 


5v 




1865, ^ 


7,206 


84 


Due State aid since Jan. 1, 1866, 


38 


00 






' lU,l/J&i7 yjO 


Balance against the Town, 


$12,906 48 


SCHEDULE OF TOWN 


PEOPEETY. 


Town House and fixtures, 




$15,000 00 


Land under and adjoining. 




2,000 00 


Weights and measures. 




200 00 


Drum, 




5 00 


Safe in Clerk's office. 


$166 


m 466 00 


Hay scales. 


300 


Engine-house and. land. 


$900 00 } , onn nn 


Engine and apparatus. 


1,000 


00 5 ^^""" "" 


Town Farm and buildings. 




5,830 00 


Personel property, as per inventory. 




3,928 88 



$29,329 88 



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PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL. 



The undersigned, Trustees of the Punchard Free School, 
herewith render to the Town their Annual Account of the 
condition of the Fund, and of the Receipts and Expenditures 
thereof for the year ending February 1st, 1866. 

Of the Permanent Fund of Forty Thousand Dollars, there 
is invested at this date in valid Notes and Real Estate Secu- 
rities, the sum of thirty-nine thousand and five hundred dol- 
lars. $39,500 00 
And the balance of five hundred dollars is depos- 
ited to the credit of said Corporation in the 
Andover National Bank, 500 00 



$40,000 00 



EECEIPTS. 



Balance of cash on hand as per last Report, $936 99 

Interest received since said Report, 2,161 12 

Cash rec'd of T. E. Maybery & Co. for rent of land, 25 00 



EXPENDITURES. 
Cash paid Wm. G. Goldsmith, Principal, salary, 1 
Sarah S. Richardson, Assistant '^ 
Mary S. Nourse, Assistant, 
Abby S. Hervey, Assistant, 
M. Foster, Treasurer, 
Abby B. Carter, Music Teacher, 
For coal ^nd freight, 
Henry Abbot, janitor, 
Henry Abbot, extra labor, 
T. E. May berry & Co., coal and wood. 
Hall & Botsford, blank-books, 
A. Prentiss, Johnson's Atlas, 
F. A. Dewson, diplomas, 
W. F. Draper, printing, 
Hermon Abbot, labor, &c., 



^3,123 


11 


^1,000 


00 


400 


00 


100 


00 


184 


00 


100 


00 


51 


00 


228 


00 


62 


50 


25 


23 


64 


50 


20 


00 


17 


50 


20 


00 


23 


00 


7 


00 



Amoufit carried forward, 



$2,302 73 



26 





Amo 


unt hr ought forward, % 


2,302 73 


Cash paid 


T. P. Allen, teaming coal, 


10 00 






A. VT. Sprague, chemicals. 


6 64 






Wm. S. Jenkins, labor, &c., 


10 67 






R. M. Abbot, labor, &c., 


12 50 






D. Howard, books, &c.. 


11 25 






Wm. G. Goldsmith, sundries, 


13 20 






Dodge & Beard, 


2 08 






Charles Meyres, " 


2 25 






Wm. Barnett, " 


2 35 






Edward Carter, tuning piano, 


2 00 






John Sullivan, labor, 


4 00 






Margaret Barry, labor, 


1 50 


Cas 


>h deposited in Andover Nat'l Bank, to balance, 


.741 94 



$3,123 11 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES SMITH, 
BENJAMIN B. BABBITT, 
JAMES H. MERRILL, 
NATHAN FRYE, 
JOHN ABBOT, 
EDWARD TAYLOR, 
MOSES FOSTER, 
ISAAC CARRUTH. 



A^^DOVER, February 1, 1866. 



The undersigned respectfully present their Report to the 
Town for acceptance, having carefully examined the accounts 
in all the Departments, and found them kept with very com- 
mendable accuracy. 

A. J. GOULD, ) 

ISAAC CARRUTH, V Auditors. 

NATHAN F. ABBOTT, ) 

Andover, February 16, 1866. 



TOWN WARRANT. 



ESSEX, SS. To Robert Callahan, one of the Constahles 
oftheTownofAndover, Greeting. 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
Town of Andover, qualified to vote in elections, and in Town 
affairs, to meet and assemble at the Town House, in said 
Andover, on Monday, the fifth day of March next, at twelve 
o'clock at noon, to act on the following articles, namely: 

1st. To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting. 

2d. To choose a Town Clerk for the year ensuing. 

3d. To hear and act on the Report of the Auditors. 

4th. To choose Selectmen, Assessors, Overseers of the 
Poor, Town Treasurer, School Committee, Constables, Fence 
Viewers, and all other necessary and usual Town officers. 

5th. To see what sum of money the Town will raise for 
the repairs of the highways the ensuing year. 

6th. To see what methods the Town will adopt for the 
repairs of the highways. 

7th. To see if the Town will authorize the Prudential 
Committees of the several School Districts to select and con- 
tract with teachers for the several School Districts. 

8th. To see what sum of money the Town will raise for 
the maintenance of their Public Schools for the year ensuing. 

9th. To see what method the Town will adopt to appor- 
tion the school money among the School Districts. 



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10th. To see if the Town will vote to abolish the School 
District system. 

1 1th. To see what sum of money the Town will raise to 
defi'ay the necessary expenses accruing the year ensuing. 

12th, To see what method the Tow^n will adopt for the 
collection of the public taxes the ensuing year. 

13th. To see if the Town will authorize the Town Treas- 
urer to hii'e money for the use of the Town when necessary. 

14th. To determine what compensation the Town will 
pay to Firemen for their services the ensuing year. 

loth. To see if the Town will accept and revise the list 
of Jurors as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

16th. To see if the Town will continue to pay State aid 
to the families of volunteers, as provided for by the laws of 
this Commonwealth relating thereto. 

17th. To see if the Town will make an appropriation in 
behalf of the Teachers of the Punchard Free School for the 
year ensuing, on petition of said Trustees. 

18th. To see what action the Town will take in reference 
to the erection of a suitable monument in memory of the 
sons of Andover who have lost their lives in the late war 
for the preservation of the Union, on petition of Marcus 
Morton and others. 

19th. To see what action the Town wdll take in reference 
to damage done by water on land of Peter Temple. 

20th. To act on any other business that may legally come 
before said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting, as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this twentieth day of 
February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight 
hundred and sixty- six. 

WILLIAM S. JENKINS, ) Selectmen 
JOHN B. ABBOTT, V or 

HERMAN PHELPS, ) Andover.